Disciplined

Coach Accused of Hitting Nude Students

A former wrestling coach in Clearwater, Florida, has been arrested for allegedly hitting two students after forcing them to strip naked, and detectives said they believe there may be other victims, WFLA-TV reported. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrested Scott Stern, 45, for allegedly striking two teenaged males students at Clearwater Catholic High School. Detectives said Stern, who resigned his coaching job two weeks ago, made the first victim take off all his clothes and then grabbed him by the throat and groin while yelling at him, apparently as a form of discipline. The second teen was struck on several occasions between August 2013 and May 2014, also after being forced to disrobe, authorities said. Stern's attorney, Rex Blake, said the ex-coach is innocent and is cooperating with officials.